Aged Care IPC Lead Webinars

The DHHS Aged Care Quality Improvement Unit together with DHHS Infection Prevention Control Advice and Response (IPCAR) and the VICNISS Coordinating Centre is implementing a program of support for Aged Care Infection Prevention Control (IPC) leads in public sector residential aged care services (PSRACS). This program includes eight weekly online webinars that align with content taught within the ACIPC Foundations course. The content has been developed by the IPCAR education team and facilitated by Content Matter Experts from IPCAR, VICNISS, VACRC and RICPRAC. Online forums and workshops will follow the webinars to further complement IPC knowledge and development.

For those IPC Leads (or other nominated persons) wishing to join the webinars please note:

  • All webinars (up to one hour) will be held on a Wednesday and commence at 2pm.
  • Registration can be done in advance by clicking on the links below. 
  • After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the registered person. 
  • At the bottom of the confirmation email there is a link for, if necessary, cancelling a registration – important because there may be a waiting list.
  • These webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing on the VICNISS website under RESOURCES > VICNISS SEMINARS & WEBINARS (registration to VICNISS required)

Webinars

Dates

Topic

Presenters

Organisation

Webinar links (please register prior to presentation)

Wed 6th Jan

Standard and transmission-based precautions

Sue Atkins

IPCAR

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Tue 12th Jan

Surveillance and epidemiology

Noleen Bennett

VICNISS


For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 20th Jan

Outbreak management (VACRC role)

Maddie Flynn & Dr.Lyn-Li Lim

VACRC

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 27th Jan

Cleaning and disinfection

Louise Hobbs

IPCAR

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 3rd Feb

Employee health & vaccination

Assoc.Prof Deb Friedman

IPCAR

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 10th Feb

Anti-microbial stewardship 

Noleen Bennett

VICNISS

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 17th Feb

      this webinar was postponed until Wednesday 17th March 

Wed 24th Feb

IPC issues in residential aged care facilities

Amanda Ayres

RICPRAC

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 3rd March

Clinical Waste Management

Sue Atkins

IPCAR

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 10th March

Fatigue in the workplace

Chris Azzam

WorkSafe

https://unimelb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldOCtpzgqHt0t9-usas_1w72ZYT0NOo0Y

Wed 17th March

Governance and Leadership

Claire Boardman

IPCAR

https://unimelb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdOqrpzgvE9ACgF9vQBMn-imyaClqlBH0

Wed 24th March

Influenza 

Alex Hoskins

VICNISS

https://unimelb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-GrrTgjGdblA2dUlvOHh-6WwuhhPCxm

For further information